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Interested in finding out more about a range of themes in Ohio’s past? For each theme listed below, browse an essay, check out the selection of items from Ohio Memory and view Chronicling America Topic Guides! Topic Guides provide introductory information, important dates, search terms/strategies and links to sample articles on Chronicling America for specific topics that were widely reported on by the Ohio press of the time, but some of the search tips can also be used to find items in Ohio Memory.

Learn about the work, leisure, daily life and contributions of African Americans in Ohio in a broad range of fields and how they have affected our state and nation.

African Americans in Ohio

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Learn about Ohio’s agricultural heritage including the ways that farming has shaped our landscape, our culture and our economy.

Agriculture in Ohio

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Explore the American Indian cultures in Ohio before, during and after European settlement.

American Indians in Ohio

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Learn about the architecture of Ohio as represented in its public, commercial and residential structures.

Ohio Architecture

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Learn about the diverse artistic endeavors of Ohio painters, sculptors, musicians and entertainers and the influence of Ohioans on the growth of American popular culture.

Arts and Entertainment in Ohio

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Learn about the evolution of Ohio’s economy from its earliest stages to its emergence as one of the world’s largest industrial centers, as well as its adjustments to the modern economy.

Business and Labor in Ohio to 1903

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Learn about the role of Ohioans in refining democracy, testing its limits and working toward a more perfect union, including the struggles for rights and reform.

Civil Liberties in Ohio

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Learn about the elements and their impact on daily life.

Climate and Weather

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Learn about the everyday experiences of Ohioans and their home and family life.

Daily Life in Ohio to 1903

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Explore the diversity of Ohio’s landscape and settlement, including natural features such as mountains, natural divisions such as rivers, and human structures such as buildings and cities.

Geography and Natural Resources in Ohio

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Learn about the workings of Ohio politics and government at the state and local level and its role in the lives of average Ohioans, starting with the Northwest Ordinance and early statehood.

Ohio Government

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Discover Ohio’s rich heritage through an exploration of migration patterns and regionalism, the immigrant experience, and social and cultural traditions.

Immigration and Ethnic Heritage in Ohio to 1903

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Learn about Ohio’s literary tradition, the accomplishments of the state’s authors and the development of Ohio’s libraries.

Literary Ohio

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Learn about the flora and fauna of Ohio, including their history and their relationship with Ohio’s people.

Plants and Animals in Ohio

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Learn about Ohio’s rich political history, particularly Ohio presidents, as well as other Ohioans in national and state politics. Also explore the national circumstances that made it possible for eight Ohioans to serve as president.

Presidents and Politics

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Learn about the broad and vibrant range of religious experience in Ohio and the impact religion has had on our state and its people.

Religion in Ohio

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Discover the dynamic history of sports in Ohio, including the accomplishments of our state’s athletes, the emergence of organized professional sports and the significance of amateur sports as a leisure activity.

Sports in Ohio

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Learn how Ohio’s landscape, economy and demographic patterns changed due to the evolution of transportation.

Transportation in Ohio

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Learn about the struggles, accomplishments and daily life of Ohio women and their influence both locally and nationally.

Women in Ohio

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